Washington – “I think this would be a good time for a beer.” So said President Roosevelt upon hearing of the repeal of Prohibition. Seventy years ago today, December 5th, 2003, the requisite two-thirds of states ratified the 21st amendment, marking the end of Prohibition nationwide.

On this anniversary, the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) warns that neo-prohibitionist organizations are targeting social drinking by responsible adults in an attempt to revive Prohibition.

“Prohibition drip by drip is the anti-alcohol movement’s agenda today,” said Rick Berman, Executive Director of CCF. “This modern prohibitionist movement is seeking increased alcohol taxes, mandatory roadblocks, restrictive zoning for family
restaurants—and these are merely the first items on its agenda as it takes aim at every American adult who drinks responsibly.”

Launching the campaign this week with a full-page advertisement of Prohibition icon Carrie Nation in USA Today and a new website, www.neoProhibition.com, CCF draws attention to those who advocate these neo-prohibitionist proposals—which add up to a multi-pronged assault on legal, social drinking and millions of consumers.

To view the ad, visit www.neoProhibition.com.

The Center for Consumer Freedom is a nonprofit coalition supported by restaurants, food companies, and consumers, working together to promote personal responsibility and protect consumer choices.